5th Parliament swearing in ceremony of NA and NCOP

National Assembly and National Council of Provinces

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Allegations against ANC MP Cde Lumka Yengeni unfounded

The Office of the ANC Chief Whip has noted a report in the Sunday Times regarding alleged violation of labour laws by ANC Member of Parliament and chairperson of the labour portfolio committee, Cde Lumka Yengeni, relating to a labour dispute with her domestic employee.

Historic overhaul of Assembly Rules to strengthen our multiparlty democracy

For the first time since the advent of democracy 22 years ago, the National Assembly today passed the comprehensively overhauled House Rules to bring them fully in line with the democratic Constitution and strengthen parliament's oversight role. The ANC in Parliament welcomes the adoption of the new Rules of the Assembly, which is a culmination of a four year long process that was initiated in the 4th Parliament.

Parliament passes Expropriation Bill to intensify Land Redistribution

The African National Congress in Parliament is pleased by the passing of the Expropriation bill by the National Assembly today, bringing to conclusion years of hard work by Parliament on this crucial draft legislation. The Bill was initially passed by the National Assembly in February 2016 and referred to the National Council of Provinces, which made its own amendments. The amendments were adopted by the National Assembly today, and the Bill will now be send to the President for signing into a Law to repeal the apartheid era Expropriation Act of 1975.

Higher Education Amendment Bill to intensify Transformation at Higher Learning Institutions

The National Assembly yesterday passed the crucial Higher Education Amendment Bill, a significant development in the ongoing plan to transform the country's higher education institutions as outlined in the government policy and legislation. This Amendment Bill, which amends the Higher Education Act of 1997, is intended to promote and reassert the principles of good governance, inclusiveness and public accountability while safeguarding institutional autonomy and academic freedom.

Appointment Of MPs to serve on two Parliamentary Ad Hoc Committees

The African National Congress in Parliament recently submitted to the Speaker of the National Assembly its lists of appointees to serve on the two parliamentary ad hoc committees established to amend the existing legislation and to nominate a person for appointment as Public Protector.


Alexandria ANC PCO donates rugby kit to school

The Parliamentary Constituency Office of the ANC in Alexandria has donated a rugby kit to Ukhanyo High School on Thursday 31st May 2012 at the school premises. The kit was presented by Brian Maloni who administers the activities of the Alexandria PCO.

Madiba fought for the liberation of all races

Mandela understood that racism and racially discriminatory practices degraded and dehumanised both the oppressed and the oppressors. Thus our national liberation struggle was waged for the liberation of all South Africans, both black and white. The struggle was not against white people. It was against the apartheid system.